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The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin

Volume 7. 1858–1859

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  • Date Published: January 1992
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521385640

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  • The letters in this volume cover two of the most momentous years in Darwin's life. Begun in 1856 and the fruit of twenty years of study and reflection, Darwin's manuscript on the species question was a little more than half finished, and at least two years from publication, when in June 1858 Darwin unexpectedly received a letter and a manuscript from Alfred Russel Wallace indicating that he too had independently formulated a theory of natural selection. The letters detail the various stages in the preparation of what was to become one of the world's most famous works: Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, published by John Murray in November 1859. They reveal the first impressions of Darwin's book given by his most trusted confidants, and they relate Darwin's anxious response to the early reception of his theory by friends, family members, and prominent naturalists. This volume provides the capstone to Darwin's remarkable efforts for more than two decades to solve one of nature's greatest riddles - the origin of species.

    • Covers a crucial and exciting period that has changed the course of scientific thought
    • The publication of On the Origin of Species brought Charles Darwin both praise and condemnation in large measure, and the turmoil of the period is reflected in the letters
    • Many of the letters in this volume have never been published
    • Contains a supplement which buyers of Volumes 1-6 will want to have
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    'Surely destined to stand as one of the triumphs in scope and excellence of post-war publishing in England.' The Sunday Times

    'The Correspondence in its totality is a treasure house for scientists, sociologists, historians and geographers alike. It also makes fascinating general reading.' New Scientist

    'The Calendar of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin is … one of the most important reference books to be published in the twentieth century.' Isis

    'A veritable reference guide to early Victorian natural science.' Nature

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1992
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521385640
    • length: 709 pages
    • dimensions: 243 x 163 x 43 mm
    • weight: 1.35kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of letters
    Introduction
    Acknowledgements
    List of provenances
    Note on editorial policy
    Darwin/Wedgwood genealogy
    Abbreviations
    The Correspondence 1858–9
    Appendixes
    Manuscript alterations and comments
    Bibliography
    Biographical register and index to correspondents
    Index.

  • Author

    Charles Darwin

    Editors

    Frederick Burkhardt, President Emeritus, American Council of Learned Societies

    Sydney Smith, University of Cambridge

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